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From Refining to Chemicals, a Switch of the Yield in 4 Stages - Image

From Refining to Chemicals, a Switch of the Yield in 4 Stages

Over the last decade, the demand for main petrochemicals intermediates (ethylene, propylene, paraxylene) increased by an annual growth rate of around 4%. That is a growth rate very similar with the one observed for the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during the same period. On the other hand, since 2010, fuel demand growth followed global population change with an annual growth of 1% per year. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), petrochemicals are rapidly becoming the largest driver of global oil consumption; they are set to account for more than a third of the growth in oil demand by 2030, and nearly half by 2050, ahead of trucks, aviation and shipping.
Crude-to-Chemicals (CTC): a straight-forward route for a strategic turn - Image

Crude-to-Chemicals (CTC): a straight-forward route for a strategic turn

In the background of fuels demand shifting towards petrochemicals growth, ...

Renewable Transportation Fuels - a U.S. Focus - Image

Renewable Transportation Fuels - a U.S. Focus

Private American businesses are investing to reduce the carbon-intensity of the nation’s transportation fuels pool. The investment has been primarily ...

Specific Surface Area Stability: a Key to Prolonged Optimum Performance from Naphtha Reforming Catalyst - Image

Specific Surface Area Stability: a Key to Prolonged Optimum Performance from Naphtha Reforming Catalyst

Understanding reforming chemistry begins with the catalyst itself. In this ...

How to Remove Mercury from Extracted Natural Gas? - Image

How to Remove Mercury from Extracted Natural Gas?

Before integrating the energy mix, natural gas need to undertake several unitary operations to fulfil transportation and final-use markets ...

A South East Asia Offshore Showcase: MEG Reclaiming on a Floating Production Unit - Image

A South East Asia Offshore Showcase: MEG Reclaiming on a Floating Production Unit

In summer 2017, Prosernat (now Axens) successfully started a MEG ...

Modules: the Solution for a Successful Offshore Natural Gas Project - Image

Modules: the Solution for a Successful Offshore Natural Gas Project

Figure 1 - Source: IEA, World Energy Outlook 2019 (NPS: New Policies Scenario)   Once a reservoir is located, the process of extracting offshore gas ...

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